Coach CornerTechniquesAny drills or techniques for better service returns?
jersba asked 12 months ago

Assuming no specific technique is being learned what are your top 5 or favorite drills to practice frequently?

1 Answers
Dan Academy Coach answered 12 months ago

Hey! It can be a tricky area to practice because everyone has different serves and some yoh will find easy and some you will struggle, but playing against a good mix of players helps to get to play all different serves. The best drills are random ones where the opponent can serve all their best serves because that’s what will happen in games.
If you want to make it more structured then you can select different returns to work on at a time, for example the serve a mixture of serves to the short forehand and you try to work on a better push or short touch. Then maybe a mix to the backhand the same. Also doing this with your flicks and then mixing in long serves where you have to try to topspin. 
I also like to practice being very aggressive on the returns and also keeping the ball very tight and stopping the opponent attacking, this is the 2 areas where points can be won and lost mainly on returns.
Let us know if you have any other questions on this. Dan 🙂 

jersba
replied 12 months ago

Thanks Dan. Always good information. However, I inadvertently posted my question under service drills when I meant it to be under techniques in general. Thus, could you answer my question about drills in general which was:

Assuming no specific technique is being learned what are your top 5 or favorite drills to practice frequently?

Thanks.

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